verb (used without object)
to agree or concur; subscribe to (often followed by to ): to assent to a statement.
to give in; yield; concede: Assenting to his demands, I did as I was told.
agreement, as to a proposal; concurrence.
acquiescence; compliance.

1250–1300; Middle English asenten < Old French asenter < Latin assentārī, equivalent to as- as- + sen(t)- (see scent) + -t- frequentative suffix + -ā- thematic vowel + -rī infinitive suffix

assentingly, adverb
assentive, adjective
assentiveness, noun
assentor, assenter, noun
nonassenting, adjective
reassent, verb (used without object)
unassenting, adjective
unassentive, adjective

1. accent, accentuate, assent ; 2. ascent, assent, consent.

1, 2. acquiesce. See agree. Unabridged
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assent (əˈsɛnt)
1.  agreement, as to a statement, proposal, etc; acceptance
2.  hesitant agreement; compliance
3.  sanction
vb (usually foll by to)
4.  to agree or express agreement
[C13: from Old French assenter, from Latin assentīrī, from sentīre to think]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from O.Fr. assentir (12c.), from L. assentare "to agree with," freq. of assentire, from ad- "to" + sentire "to feel, think" (see sense). The noun is c.1300, from O.Fr. assent, a back-formation from assentir.
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